Conscientia Counselling first started in my heart...
and when I graduated with my Master’s degree, it started to take shape. In my journey, I was fortunate enough to be exposed to different theories, professional supervision and a very high level of collegiality. This is what I aim for in my practice. We offer counselling services to couples, families and individuals who are in need of support. Conscientia Counselling is an inclusive practice that supports ALL individuals regardless of race, age, sexual orientation or spiritual preference.
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“My passion is to help people achieve self-understanding and self-awareness. When people understand themselves, they are able to make decisions based on current needs and the goals they have for life”.
I am originally from Cuba and came to Canada in 2000.
I obtained a Bachelor’s in Education in Cuba where I also practiced teaching for the first two years of my career. When I moved to Canada, I worked as a teacher assistant for a couple of years until I was able to validate my degree, soon after I was working as a teacher in a loving and supportive school community. As the years went by, I realized that something was missing. My work with teenagers opened my eyes and the doors to a realm of new possibilities…counselling psychology.
I finished my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology in 2015 and started my own counselling practice in January 2016. I was hired to work on a part-time basis with a wonderful organization called Insight Counselling and Therapy Centre with which I remain linked professionally. At Insight, I helped supervise students who were finishing their Master’s degrees to become counsellors.
Yo soy originalmente de Cuba y vine a Canada en el año 2000.
Estudié pedagogía de lenguas extranjeras en Cuba donde también trabajé por dos años. Cuando me mudé para Canadá, trabajá como asistente educacional por dos años mientras aplicaba para revalidar mi título aquí y poco después empecé a trabajar como profesora en una escuela que me ofreció apoyo y me recibió como un miembro más de la familia. A medida que pasaron los años, me di cuenta que algo faltaba y mi trabajo con los estudiantes adolescentes me abrió los ojos y las puertas a un nuevo mundo de nuevas posibilidades…psicología.
Terminé mi maestría en Counselling Psychology en el 2015 abrí mi practica en enero del 2016. También trabajé a tiempo parcial con una maravillosa organización llamada Insight Counselling and Therapy Centre con la que aún tengo vínculos. Allí ayudé a supervisar a estudiantes que querían convertirse en terapeutas.
Our mission, is to help clients live their life with awareness and a clear understanding of their needs and goals. Through compassion, and with a strong ethical sense, we guide clients to discover the barriers or hurdles that have been holding them back from living the life they want to live. We aim to provide them with the necessary tools and skills to live and make decisions based on their present needs and goals rather than based on maladaptively created beliefs and unhealthy coping mechanisms.